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Government must take the lead and provide pay rises for squeezed workers

Government sitting on Low Pay Commission recommendation on minimum wage  Report must be published now and rise introduced in October, not January  Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has said both private and public sector workers need an immediate and significant pay rise to combat the cost of living crisis. Responding to Bank of Ireland’s Economic…

25 July 2022

Mortgage interest rate cap needed now

Any potential rise in European Central Bank (ECB) interest rates will clobber almost half a million hard-pressed homeowners according to Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash. Speaking in advance of an expected ECB interest hike tomorrow (Thursday 21st July) Deputy Nash called on the Government to adopt Labour’s recently introduced Bill and change the law to…

20 July 2022

Nash hits out at AIB plan to cut services at 70 branches

Labour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash has hit out at the decision by AIB to withdraw cash services at 70 branches across the country. He said: “This tone deaf decision taken by executives of a majority State-owned bank who appear to be accountable to nobody is another nail in the coffin for relationship banking in Ireland….

19 July 2022

Families can’t take a summer of budget kite flying

Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has demanded that government commit to bringing forward a budget to this summer in recognition of the real financial crisis many families are facing right now. Deputy Nash said families have been left behind and let down by the government and need serious intervention before the back to school costs…

30 June 2022

Exceptional Needs Payments system needs urgent review

Labour Senator Mark Wall has today (Monday, 11th April) demanded an urgent review into how Exceptional Needs Payments (ENPs) are currently being processed and advertised. The call comes following official department figures showing payments for ENPs are down by almost 50% since 2019. Senator Wall said: “It’s clear that the government is failing to get…

Senator Mark Wall
12 April 2022

Minister for Further and Higher Education must ensure Bank of Ireland continue with Graduate Entry Medicine loan

Labour spokesperson on Further and Higher Education Senator Annie Hoey has demanded that the Minister engage with Bank of Ireland following the revelation of the winding up of the Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) loan. Senator Hoey said: “The winding up of the GEM loan by Bank of Ireland is deeply concerning. As the last bank…

Senator Annie Hoey image
08 April 2022

Financial Regulator must ensure smooth transition for Ulster Bank/KBC customers says Nash

Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has today (Friday, 1st April) issued a stark warning that hundreds of thousands of Ulster Bank and KBC customers could be potentially exposed to weeks of personal and business banking chaos when the two banks leave the market this year. The warning comes following an admission by the Governor of…

01 April 2022

Labour demands Donohoe support for decade of green investment at Eurogroup meeting

Labour Party Finance and Public Expenditure Spokesperson, Ged Nash, has today (Monday, 17th, January) called on the Minister for Finance, Pascal Donohoe, to articulate clear and committed support for a decade of green investment at a meeting of the Euro area finance ministers later today. Speaking in advance of the Eurogroup meeting that is set…

17 January 2022

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